Thursday, April 2, 2009

Book Review: First Among Sequels

First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde

It's been fourteen years since the end of Something Rotten, and SpecOps has been disbanded. Thursday is now working for Acme Carpets (at least, that's her story), and Friday is a slothful sixteen-year-old that has shown no interest in joining the ChronoGuard, which rather unnerves his parents as he was supposed to join 3 years ago. Will his reluctance spell the end of time as we know it?

Once again, another fun, unpredictable story about Thursday Next and the BookWorld. One difference from the others seemed to be that there was no one book that was referenced throughout (or if there was, I missed the reference). These are hard books to describe or put in a box, so suffice it to say that I enjoyed it as much as the others, especially the parts about the stupidity surplus. This doesn't fit at all in my 999 Challenge Categories, but it's the 40th book I've read this year. 4.5 stars.

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